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Airline disasters have become increasingly rare as a result, but automation-related crashes have become a growing share of the few that continue to occur, according to government studies and accident reports.(AFP)

Lion Air crash sheds light on dark side of cockpit automation

By Alan Levin, Bloomberg
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 05:03 PM IST
For decades, planemakers have been adding automated systems to help pilots set engine thrust, navigate with higher precision and even override the humans in the cockpit if they make mistakes.
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